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    Going North!

    Your dream trip from the Lower 48 starts at the 49th parallel-- Learn what's special about flying to points north through Canada. Read More
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Backcountry destinations

Learn about backcountry airports and off-airport operations from around the world.


Backcountry aircraft

Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


Backcountry piloting

Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

Safety & Survival

Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Latest forum activity

gassman 5 minutes ago View the latest post FS: maule gear
As removed from 1988 mx-7. No damage. Includes oleo tubes but not springs or tops. I upgraded to extended gear. $1000 plus shipping.
Accident Analysis
Super-Maule Today, 02:37am View the latest post Bent Metal @ Clear Creek International
PAMR MX, straight up logical thinking. No reason to beat a guy up. We have all been there and those who claim to have not, well, bullshit.
I've been there, but I have insurance to pay...
Trip Reports
Pierre_R Yesterday, 21:26pm View the latest post Where did you fly today?
That looks like a great spot Pierre, I'd be curious to see exactly where that is.
Just east of KMEV, before the hills.
M6RV6 Yesterday, 20:31pm View the latest post Floats without aircraft Homer to Spokane?
Are the spreader bars attached?
Strap a sheet of plywood to them, a huge gas tank and an Evinrude outboard on the rear spreader bar. A big sackful of corn dodgers and several gallons...
The Sporting Life
8GCBC Yesterday, 19:39pm View the latest post 2015.04.21 Kona
Kawaihae harbor, received a pretty good size West swell this January... Just saw this.
Flying Humor
Pierre_R Yesterday, 19:06pm View the latest post Got a Favorite Quotation? - Aviation Related or Not
Yeah, I know I already posted to this thread, but my post got me to start reading parts of "Moondog's. . ." again and while it's not intended as a book of quotes, just in...
Rez Dog 180 Yesterday, 18:20pm View the latest post WTB: Early 180/182 Spinner Dome (0752004-2)
Believe It or not I have a brand new one! I purchased it from an old FBO going out of business with the intention of using it on a 57 180 project. The plan is to go with a three blade...
Around the Campfire
blackrock Yesterday, 15:37pm View the latest post Are pilots typically good students?
An interesting read that speaks to some of the reasons certain people do well who we wouldn't expect to and vise versa is "David and Goliath" by Gadwell. Adversity can be...

A Thousand Words

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What is a picture worth? View this full frame slideshow of some of the most stunning backcountry flying photos from our community.

Featured photographer

Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer Arturo Polo-Ena, a working bush pilot for Ultima Thule Lodge in Alaska.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

Check out this and many more recommended books in the Bush Flying Library, as well as instructional and survival titles.